23 Trendy Bob Braids for African-American Women

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One of the must have hairstyles for 2018 is the style called bob braids. It is stylish and is a great choice for the summer. We love this trend and think you will too, so we have found 23 of the best bob braids look. No matter what style you like from simple braids to colorful ones, there is a gorgeous bob to suit you.

1. Bob Braids Look

First up we have this beautiful box braids bob. The braids are thick and sit just above the shoulders. A bob like this will suit everyone, it is a stunning hairstyle that will wow. Braided bobs like this one are chic and won’t go out of style. We love this look!

Bob Braids Hair Style

Source: @nigerianbraids

2. Braided Bob with Braid Cuffs

Next, we have a trendy bob that will give everyone hair envy! This bob has thinner braids and has braid cuffs. It is a gorgeous style combination and the cuffs look amazing with the braids. You can also see a hint of blonde braids at the bottom to. Blonde and black braided bobs will look super stylish for the summer.

3. Asymmetrical Bob Braids with Color

Want to add a flash of color to your hair? Then try adding in some colorful braids like these! This bob features thick braids with dark purple ones added in. It is a fun hairstyle that is perfect for the summer. You could recreate this look with any color braids, adding in your favourite color is a great way to make the hairstyle unique to you.

Purple Bob Box Braids

Source: @jdivastyles

4. Blonde Bob with Crochet Braids

This cute braided bob is a modern update of the classic hairstyle. You could recreate a hairdo like this with different braid thicknesses and even add in some vibrant colors. Shorter braids like these ones are easy to maintain and feel light on the head.

Blonde Crochet Braided Bob

Source: @nnescorner

5. Braids and Shells

We have found a cute hairstyle that is perfect for the summer! This short bob has a statement braid with shells weaved into it. Something like this would look amazing for a day at the beach or a vacation. It is a beautiful hairdo that is perfect for any summer boho babes.

Summer Braided Bob with Color

Source: @thuggiebear

6. Summer Braided Bob

Our next pick is a beautiful braided bob that features different colored braids. Most of the braids are black but there a few are around that are a warm shade. Even though the color change is subtle compared to the more vibrant looks, it is still very eye-catching and trendy. Something like this is great for the ladies that want to add some new colors without being too bold.

7. Long at the Front, Shorter at the Back

The bob style can be mixed up to create a unique look. This bob has a slight length change, making it longer at the front and shorter at the back. It isn’t a dramatic difference but it does give the bob a fresh and trendy update. The braid cuffs are also a stylish touch. You could recreate it as it is or make the length difference a little bigger to create a bold style.

8. Braided Bob with Head Scarf

Simple hairstyles can be jazzed up with a headscarf. This bob looks great with the vibrant headscarf. Styling your hair like this just gives it a unique look. You could have any scarf in any pattern or color. With a hairdo like this the possible looks are endless. Try choosing something bold and bright to suit the summer.

Braided Bob with Head Scarf for Braided Bobs for Black Women

Source: @thelondoncurls

9. Chic Box Braid Bob

Our next pick is very chic. It features beautiful braids that are in a side part and that are swept into a gorgeous subtle wave. Braided bobs like this are a great choice if you want a hairdo that is soft and pretty or if you have a special occasion coming up.

10. Vibrant Braids

Next, we have a bob that is perfect for the statement makers! This bob features vibrant, light purple braids. It is a unique hairstyle that suits the fun season of summer. You could have a bob like this created in any color. Try and choose your favourite color or something bold that will wow.

Vibrant Braids for Braided Bobs for Black Women

Source: @blondebitc_h

11. Accessorized Braided Bobs

Do you have a special occasion coming up? Then consider an accessorized braided bob. This bob features a white, embellished accessory. Something like this would be perfect for a wedding, date night, night out and more. You could have any accessory, maybe a flower to give your hair a summery look.

Accessorized Braided Bob for Braided Bobs for Black Women

Source: @ronicmo

12. Colorful Braids

Our next pick shows how stylish a bob can look with brightly colored braids. The braids have a bold blue color to them and are swept to the side. This combination is very stylish. You could recreate this with a similar color or a color that you love. Try and choose something that is different from black but also toned down to create a chic look.

Bold Black and Blue Long Bob Braids

Source: @jdivastyles

13. Fulani Braided Bob

The great thing about braids is that you have a lot of freedom. You have the choice of thicknesses, colors and shape. A simple bob can have just straight braids however if you wanted something more unique you could have patterned braids like these. This style is called Fulani braids or tribal braids. We love this gorgeous, trendy look. You could try lots of different braid patterns.

Brown Fulani Braids Bob Hairstyle

Source: @solange_hair

14.  Dark Purple Braided Bob

Next up we have this trendy dark purple braided bob. The dark purple gives the braids a trendy and edgy vibe. A color like this is great if you want to try a bold color. A bob like this will suit every lady. Dark purple would look great with thinner braids too.

Dark Purple Braided Bob for Braided Bobs for Black Women

Source: @shekeira_deair

15. Red, Black and Gold Braids

Red braids look very trendy with black braids. The color combination works very well together as you can see in our next pick. These braids are super stylish and would look great as they are. This lady has stepped up her style game by adding some gold accessories. The combo of red, black and gold create a glam look so is perfect for anyone looking for a glamorous hairdo.

Red, Black and Gold Braids for Braided Bobs for Black Women

Source: @nwilsondsignz

16. Short Braided Bob

Next, we have a short bob that sits just under the chin. This is another stylish example of how braided bobs can be longer at the front and shorter at the back. A hairstyle like this will give any girl a chic and glamorous look. Something like this would be perfect for any occasion from relaxed days to work to a special event like a wedding.

Short Braided Bob for Braided Bobs for Black Women

Spurce: @clinaecole

17. Honey Blonde Braids

Summer is here so you might be looking to give your hair a lift. You could go for something light like a honey blonde. This warm blonde looks beautiful with any skin tone. You could even step your style game and add some lighter braids just like the ones featured. A light bob like this is perfect for summer!

18. Bob Braids Wig

Not sure if bob braids will suit your face shape? No worries. Before committing to this style, you can rock a bob braids wig. This wig is from brand RastAfriBraid and goes by the name ‘Stoney Braid Wig’. The braids look natural, right?

Bob Braids Wig

Source: @kersti.pitre

19. Side Part Bob

Our next pick is another awesome side part bob. This one features very thick braids that have been braided with two colors. The use of two colors creates a funky hairdo that will give any women a fresh new look. You could have any two colors in your braids so just have fun and choose the colors that you like best. Use vibrant rubber bands for an amazing summer ‘do.

20. Half Up Bob

A bob can be styled in many ways. Our next braided look features thick braids. The thing that makes this style different is the simple clip that has been used. The clip has created a half up and half down look, the half up style looks beautiful in braids.

Half Up Bob for Braided Bobs for Black Women

Source: @stylesby.tee

21. Medium Length Bob Braids

We don’t know about you, but we are in love with these lovely braids. This medium length bob style will look gorgeous on any girl. A style like this would be great for the summer and will suit all ages. It is a versatile look that will keep you looking stylish for any occasion. If you’re wondering what type of string is used on the braids – it’s a sewing thread that’s repeated a couple of time and that makes it stand out.

Medium Length Box Braids

Source: @tarnde

22. Layered Bob Braids

If you’re a fan of layered hair, this next style could be for you. This one has longer and shorter braids that create a more voluminous look. It is just a simple and easy way to update your bob. Add some gold braid cuffs for a trendy look.

Layered Bob Braids with Cuffs

Source: @imadamejay

23. Fulani Braided Bob

Last on our list is this simple and stylish braided bob. As you can see, Fulani braids can be worn in endless ways, and this gorgeous bob is one of them. It is a very pretty and feminine style. Something like this will look beautiful on any girl. We love this braided bob and will definitely copy the style for summer!

Fulani Braided Bob

Source: @pawmkin

We hope you have been inspired by our braided bobs!